BYD Doubles EV Sales In August, Sets New Record Of 10,545 Sold

SEP 21 2016 BY MARK KANE 26

Once again BYD continued its strong EV sales pace in China, and again doubles its year-over-year plug-in electric car results.

BYD Qin EV300 & e5 (left)

BYD Qin EV300 & e5 (left)

For August, the 10,545 electric vehicles sold by the company was another best ever result, and was also the third consecutive month BYD finished above the 10,000 mark.

With more than 63,500 sales so far this year, BYD has already exceeded the nearly 59,000 it sold in 2015.

With August’s result, BYD continues to own about 1/3rd of the EV market in China this year.

Of note (because everyone has a keen interest in what Tesla is up to), the Model S was the best selling imported plug-in for China in August with 559 sold, bring the 2016 total to 3,711 cars, while the Model X finally arrived in some volume, selling 150 copies.

BYD August sales breakdown:

  • Qin – 3,106
  • Tang – 2,502
  • e5 – 1,961
  • e6 – 1,512
  • Qin EV300 – 1,464
BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – August 2016

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – August 2016

Source: chooseauto.com.cn

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26 Comments on "BYD Doubles EV Sales In August, Sets New Record Of 10,545 Sold"

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Yogurt

BYD will be relasing a couple more electric SUVs later this year and they already have a production capacity of over 500,000…
They are somewhat going the Tesla route with their new plug in cars all running 0-60 in less than 6 seconds…
BYD is prety much the Chinese version of Tesla as they have made PV solar pannels and stationary battery storage for grid applications for years…
Most people have already been their customers being that that are a very large cell phone battery company…

http://www.carnewschina.com/2016/08/15/byd-song-ev-is-almost-ready-for-china/
http://www.carnewschina.com/2016/05/17/byd-yuan-suv-goes-electric-in-china/

You mean that Tesla is the western version of BYD.

zzzzzzzzzz

It would be a stretch to compare them. BYD makes healthy profits and is on sustainable path of expansion. It doesn’t need life support injections of billions of cash each year (or is it twice a year now?).

Doggydogworld

BYD gets their billions from subsidies. TSLA benefits from subsidies also, but they’re a fraction of what BYD gets.

Rob Stark

BYD makes its profits mainly in ICEv and PHEV.

PHEVs that are rarely plugged in but get license plates much quicker than ICEv.

Tesla is pure BEV.

BYD is in low to mid end.

Tesla is top end and will enter the mid end soon.

Major difference.

zzzzzzzzzz
> BYD makes its profits mainly in ICEv and PHEV. As the article states, large part of their sales are pure battery car models too. Buses too, not just cars. > PHEVs that are rarely plugged in but get license plates much quicker than ICEv. Yes, and in California they get noblemen lane stickers too. Any serious source that they are rarely plugged in specifically in China? Otherwise it sounds as pure speculation and attempt to denigrate Tesla competitor for going into electric car market. > Tesla is pure BEV. Yes, also excessively heavy and creating excessively high PM emissions from quickly wearing tires. Worse than “clean” diesel in this aspect. It is minus for Tesla. > BYD is in low to mid end. And it is good. Mass market is what makes difference in real world, not overpriced tank weight cars allowing few persons in the world to pretend being “green” and superior, while continuing to trash environment by manufacturing, upstream and PM pollution the same as before or worse. > Tesla is top end and will enter the mid end soon. “mid end” is a wild dream so far and a stretch. Initial Musk plan to make money… Read more »
RexxSee

Go BYD!
Go Tesla!
Go fully electric!

ModernMarvelFan

Biggest BYD selling PEV models are PHEV.

So you are supporting PHEVs now?

BYD also make pure ICE cars.

So, you are supporting ICE makers that make EVs now?

RexxSee

BYD makes way more EVs than our occidental companies. Doubling each year should be the rule everywhere. This is genuine exponential efforts.

ModernMarvelFan

So, you include PHEV as EVs now?

Look at the data above? What is Tang and Qin? The two best selling “EVs” from BYD. They are all PHEV.

You are nothing but an useless hater who sets double standards with your stupid conspiracy theory.

You bash the Volt all the time while praising BYD for making more PHEVs with its top selling models are all PHEV.

Where is your ethical standards? That is right, you don’t have any. But you are like Trump who spew crap all day long and flip flop on issues all day long.

Stop wasting my time here.

ElonJR

Wow, hulk smash.
I agree though. Don’t praise PHEV because if we praised them, we know the Prius has been king from 2004-2011 until the Chevy Volt. That technology is old and easy for companies to say look, we use electricity now.
If your not making Pure EVs, don’t claim to have made a green car. Only the Leaf, Bolt, Teslas, GolfEV, i3, SparkEV, SmartEV, FocusEV, B-ClassEV should carry the title true green cars in America.

ModernMarvelFan

” That technology is old and easy for companies to say look, we use electricity now.”

I disagree with this labeling. PHEV are bridge technology until battery are cheap enough and infrastructures are good enough. So, until then, it is necessary and a great bridge technology. We shouldn’t bash it.

Even modern BEVs aren’t that new in terms of overall technology. It is just made cheaper and affordable.

I personally celebrate all forms of PEV, even the Prius Plugin if it fits the owner’s use case the best.

This constant cheerleading by favoring certain companies in an inconsistent way is what bothers me.

p-run

” PHEV are bridge technology until battery are cheap enough and infrastructures are good enough ”

Yes, but in my opinion only BEVs can lower the price of batteries, and certainly only BEVs have impact on charging infrastructure. Thus they are much more important..

zzzzzzzzzz

Nothing that takes 0.1% of the market is important. It may become important in some distant future, but not now.
Even plain hybrids are marginally important in places like US.
Pushing to lower gas consumption (CARB, CAFE), lighter and smaller cars is important now and in near future.

Alex

There are million people EVs make no sense. Next 5-10 years Hybrids, PHEVs and BEV make sense. It no black and white thinking like many champagne species here…
The battery development is 1.0 today, several hundred lbs and thousand $, its just the beginning.

zzzzzzzzzz

BYD makes profits on electric cars, not ICE:
http://www.reuters.com/article/byd-results-idUSL3N17V2SX

I don’t know how exactly plugin hybrids are used in China in practice, but when they are really plugged in, they provide most of the benefits of long range pure battery cars and may be less heavy, creating less PM pollution from tire wear as result.

speculawyer

Warren Buffett’s long term investment finally paying off?

BTW, as an authoritarian government, China has the ability to push for a transition to EVs hard. And I think they are doing that. Partly for pollution & climate change reasons. But I suspect largely because they don’t want to continue becoming so dependent on imported oil.

jelloslug

Yep, China doubling down on EVs is one of the big things that is killing FC cars.

zzzzzzzzzz

“Yep, China doubling down on EVs is one of the big things that is killing FC cars.”

How many FC cars did you see in China, seriously? 😉 They are replacing ICE cars, not FC. I guess when FC technology will scale up, it will still find plenty of ICE or plugin hybrid cars left to replace. Such transitions don’t happen overnight.

speculawyer

Well how many FC cars do you see in China? Zero. So he’s a got a point.

przemo_li

Its also easier to make EV then to make ICEs, so China see here ability to build their own Toyota.

On top of that Japan picked FCEs, so it’s double win. China gets market share, Japan loose milions $ in misplaced R&D.

On top of that all, its civil unrest that overthrow regimes. Civil unrest that is caused by lack of basic amenities. Like air You can breath without gas mask.

There is no disadvantage for China to pursue EVs and a lot of benefits.

wavelet

Anyone know what’s the split among battery chemistry types in those cars (either in units of cars, or in kWh of batteries?)
Asking because I’ve heard that lots of Chinese EVs use LiFePo4 rather than Li-Ion .

LiFePo4 is a Li-Ion batteri. Ions are just charged elements that can transfer electrons.

speculawyer

Yeah, LiFePO4 is just one of many different Li-Ion chemistries. It is nice in that it is non-toxic and has a long life. But it doesn’t have the best energy density or power density.

BYD makes all sorts of different chemistry mixes but I’m not sure what they are using in their EVs.

subspace

As of today, all their EVs (forklifts to buses) use Iron Phosphate chemistries. By adding Manganese they have been able to increase energy density to reasonably high levels. But they see the writing on the wall and are transitioning to “ternary” (as they call it) Li batteries, such as NCA. The Song hybrid was going to be the first car with such a pack, followed by the Qin100, Tang 100, etc. It seems they have hit some roadblocks, as all these cars are delayed. Not sure where the holdup is. My best guess is safety concerns with the new BMS.

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